William Lutsky Family YMCA - due to the extreme cold temperatures, we are experiencing issues with the heating systems in both women's change room. All change rooms are open for use, but please expect cooler than normal temperatures during use. We apologize for this inconvenience.  
Various Locations, Edmonton, AB
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Do you enjoy spending more time in the water then on dry land?  The YMCA seeking individuals who enjoy water and contributing to a fun aquatics learning environment. The Volunteer will assist the assigned Aquatics Instructor in teaching high-quality swim lessons to children. Join the YMCA as a Volunteer and help others learn to float

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Aquatics Instructor in providing quality instruction of the swim lesson(s) assigned. Follow the instructor’s direction and help maintain class discipline.
  • Assist in developing lesson plans.
  • Role model recruitment and retention of members, best practices, and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values and the YMCA programs and services.


Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration

  • Minimum 12 years of age
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C/AED
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search (will provide)
  • WHMIS Certification (will provide)
  • Swim instructor qualification an asset but not required.


  • Previous leadership experience an asset.


  • Basic swim skills
  • Good rapport with children
  • Able to take direction
  • A love of swimming!


  • Minimum 3 hours per week: Weeknights 4:30-7:30pm, Saturday or Sunday mornings/afternoons.

If this position interests you, please visit the centre you wish to volunteer at to fill out paperwork.

The YMCA of Northern Alberta is an inclusive, charitable organization that values diversity.

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